Here’s an opening prayer of invocation written by Bob Hoekstra.
Father, we give You thanks.
We give You praise and glory.
We give You honor.
We also come humbly before You admitting our great need for You.
Not simply a partial need, Lord,
but a comprehensive, deep, constant, and daily need.
Thank You that You give grace to the humble.
And so we humble ourselves before You
and ask that You would pour out Your grace in mighty measures today.
Graciously speaking to us.
Graciously touching our hearts.
in us to will and to do according to Your good pleasure.
And graciously, transforming our lives to the image of Jesus Christ.
By Your Holy Spirit, unfold Your Word and make it alive to us.
And Lord, we confess that we can only live
by every word that proceeds from Your mouth.
So speak to us.
We are ready to
hear what you have to say.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
~ written by Bob Hoekstra in Growing in the Grace of God. Posted on the Blue Letter Bible website. http://www.blbi.org/library/pdf/16/016_04.pdf